Question by katlyn w: the following 5 rivers are the longest in the world: nile amazon chang jiang (yangtze) ob-irtysh huang he. to?
Answer by Max
Nile – Africa
Amazon – S. America
Chang Jiang – Asia
Ob-Irtysh – Asia
Huang He – Asia
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Question by Da Ben Dan: I was on the chang jiang (I believe americans call it the yangtze river) a couple of years ago. When?
is the expected completion date? Is it now partially operational…It was quite an impressive structure when I saw it ,albeit incomplete…I know there were some concerns of the weight of the water held back in such a seismologically active area….is all of this now resolved?
Has the water level in the 3 gorges risen by how much? any info ..thanx
Answer by NeuroProf
The Three Gorges Dam is ready to hold water on June 1 as scheduled. The water is supposed to reach 135 meters in 15 days. During this period, the water rising will exert some influence on the navigation-
This is from a website detailing the project:
I will say that this website is a bit of cheerleading- the seismic worries are not resolved, and cannot really be any more than those same worries in the San Andreas Fault.
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Question by *Lexi*: Why is the Yangtze River now called the Chang Jiang?
Extra Credit Geography Question: Why is the Yangtze River now called the Chang Jiang?????
Answer by Mamie
The Chinese always called it the Chang Jiang. The pronunciation was changed to Yangtze by misinformed westerners. Just like the name of the capital of China – Beijing. For years, westerners called it Pepin or Peking, etc. Western ears do not hear Chinese sounds well and western mouths cannot copy the sounds well. Same thing for Chinese ears hearing western sounds.
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